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26 Newington, CT Man


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  • Ages 22–32
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6′ 2″ (1.88m)
Body type
Graduated from masters program
Strictly monogamous
Doesn’t have kids
Likes dogs and likes cats
English (Fluently), Latin (Poorly)

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My self-summary
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I'm a pretty geeky guy, really. I'm a huge fan of martial arts movies, a history nerd and a huge fan of watching really bad movies with friends. There's not a lot I like more than something bad enough to be funny.

Beyond that, I love learning about other cultures ...really, in another life, I'd be an anthropologist. I was pretty tempted in this one! I still love learning about religion and folk beliefs - especially old-school beliefs in magic. People have believed some pretty amazing stuff, and while I don't buy into any of it, almost all of it is really cool.

But even more than that, I like finding information and helping other people find it. It's like the best parts of being a detective combined with an excuse to learn about practically any subject!
What I’m doing with my life
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I've graduated from a Master's program to become a librarian. I'm still looking for full-time work with the degree - I love helping people find things out, and that's really the part of the job I love most, but right now I'm working as an evening supervisor at the University of Hartford library's circulation desk.

I also spend a lot of time writing or researching topics for my writing. Job hunting has kept me from being able to write too much lately, but usually I'm reading history or writing about it.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
I like to think I'm a good writer, and generally good with trivia, especially about history or anthropology. As you may have guessed, it's a passion of mine!

I'm also pretty awesome at making gyro. Not many other kinds of food, but gyro? Gyro I have handled.

And I'm amazing at finding information. You want to know something? If I can't find it, I can at least find out where to find it. I've spent my whole life doing this - helping my dad with his ghost hunting research, helping track down old books, helping friends find new things they'd like to read or play. It's fun!
The first things people usually notice about me
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Probably the beard. It grows in pretty fast, so even just after I've trimmed it tends to be pretty noticeable. I take care of it, though, no one likes a neckbeard.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I love pretty much anything by Terry Pratchett or Guy Gavriel Kay, along with history books. I'm really into shows like Psych or Leverage, too, though I have a horrible habit of stopping watching shows halfway into their run for some reason. Cleverness and humor are important in my entertainment. I'd say my absolute favorite TV show, though, is the first season of The Genius - it's a Korean show about very smart people playing deceptively simple games. Oh, and kung fu movies. I love watching some well-choreographed martial arts. (My personal favorites change pretty often, but Drunken Master, Ip Man and Crouching Tiger are all up there.)

I also enjoy bad movies in general, the goofier the better.

Music-wise, I've been listening to some old swing jazz lately, some power metal, and whatever Spotify decides to throw at me. Other than that, my tastes are rather eclectic - I just listen to things I happen to find, and have relatively little ability to speak knowledgeably about music.
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Do 'books' count as one thing? Books. I need something to read.

Computers - without them, my work would be impossible.

My family, definitely. They've helped me out a lot.

Libraries - I love 'em. Same with bookstores, but I'd really call them variants on the same theme. They're amazing places just to be in.

Dogs - I couldn't own one in my apartment, and I never realized how much I missed my family's dog until then.

And last, weird facts. I don't know what I'd do if I were to run out of new, weird tidbits to learn. Fortunately, that doesn't seem likely any time in the next century.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
History. I love to think about history, really, and what could have been. More ancient than modern - I'm really most fascinated by medieval European and Islamic history and ancient Chinese history, but it can all be really cool.

Other than that? Trying to make the communities of my hobbies more friendly and accepting. It's not much, but every little bit helps, right? Some of my friends got me thinking about this and I haven't really wanted to stop.

Oh yeah - and what silly faux-period outfit is most interesting to look at. (For my money, it's usually swashbuckling and big, feathery hats.)
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Chatting with my friends and planning out some grand adventure for them. Alternatively, working on some writing project or other. Sometimes, watching movies or cartoons and making fun of them with friends.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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I've never been able to visit a new place without getting lost at least once.
You should message me if
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you think I'd be fun to meet or hang out with. We can go from there.